avitaminosis

avitaminosis

[ey-vahy-tuh-muh-noh-sis]
noun Pathology.
any disease caused by a lack of vitamins.

Origin:
1910–15; a-6 + vitamin + -osis

avitaminotic [ey-vahy-tuh-muh-not-ik] , adjective
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avitaminosis (æˌvɪtəmɪnˈəʊsɪs, ˌævɪˌtæmɪˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
any disease caused by a vitamin deficiency in the diet

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avitaminosis a·vi·ta·min·o·sis (ā-vī'tə-mĭ-nō'sĭs)
n.
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.

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